As the airing of the first presidential debate approached, many of us were feeling a little queasy. What if Trump managed to check his lunacy just long enough– 90 minutes– to convince more voters that he was competent enough to hold the most powerful office there is? What if Hillary Clinton blew it, losing even more ground to a sub-human wrecking ball? Thankfully, that didn’t happen. Thankfully, Donald Trump was as repugnantly and recklessly Trumpy as always.
Donald failed miserably, and everything I’ve read, seen, and heard confirmed that.
I searched and searched for the video in which Howard Fineman echoed what he wrote in his Huffington Post piece, but unfortunately, MSNBC didn’t post it. But that’s okay, Fineman made his point loudly and clearly in print:
I’ve been traveling to presidential debates since 1988, and the one I just saw here at Hofstra University was historic.
Republican nominee Donald Trump turned in the worst ― and I mean worst ― debate performance in modern times. It was so bad that in a normal year, it would disqualify him from getting anywhere near the White House.